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109th Annual OCNJ Baby Parade

We’re pretty sure you’ll go goo goo and ga ga over this parade!

One of America’s longest running baby parades takes place this Thursday, 8/9, on the Ocean City boardwalk between 6th St.  and 12th St. from 10:30 am – 12 noon.

There will be bands, special guests, and a ton of adorable babies in themed strollers, wagons and floats. Specialty and overall awards will be presented.

Children ages 10 and under may participate. The entry fee is $5/child. For more information or to participate, please visit here.

Enjoy the cuteness!

 

Tuesdays in OCNJ

Ocean City, NJ, is fun every day of the week – but Tuesdays are simply Funtastic!

Funtastic Tuesdays take place from 10 am – 1 pm on Asbury Avenue in Downtown Ocean City.  The kids will enjoy entertainment, balloon sculptors, face painters and pony rides.

Here are a couple other reasons why Tuesdays in OCNJ are fantastic:

A fun children’s show takes place every Tuesday at 10:30 am at the Music Pier in July, part of Children’s Theatre Series presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company. Upcoming shows include Junie B. Jones the Musical, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Sleeping Beauty, and Miss Nelson is Missing. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. For more information or to purchase tickets call 609-399-6111 or visit here.

If you plan to take a stroll on the boardwalk on a Tuesday night, don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing to the music.  The Mummers will make an appearance every Tuesday night through August 28 between Sixth Street and 14th Street from 7 pm – 9 pm on the boardwalk. Different string bands will strut the boards each week in colorful attire. It’s a fun time for all!

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Happy Fourth of July!

Ocean City, NJ, is a wonderful place to celebrate the Fourth of July! Not only do we have the beautiful beaches and boardwalk, but there are so many activities.  So grab your red, white, and blue, and enjoy some of these fun happenings:

Begin your day at the Farmers Market, open from 8 am – 1 pm every Wednesday through September 5 at the Tabernacle Grounds (6th and Asbury).

There are two July 4th  bike parades to choose from and they both begin at 10 am. Registration starts at 9 am at 40th and Asbury Ave for the parade sponsored by the South OC Improvement Association. And registration for the parade sponsored by the Gardens Civic Association begins at 9 am at the Longport Bridge parking lot.

Get a taste of old-fashioned apple and cherry pie during the Wacky Wednesday Pie Eating Contest taking place at the Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk) at 10:30 am. The contest is open to all ages, but limited to 150 participants.

Listen to the Ocean City Theater Company’s Spotlight Performers Show Choir as they present “A Star Spangled Salute” at 6 pm in front of the Music Pier.

Keep your eyes on the sky for beautiful kites – a kite flying competition begins at 7 pm followed by entertainment.

July 4th wouldn’t be complete without a spectacular fireworks display.  Get a great view from the boardwalk at 9 pm.

For more information on any of these events, please call 609.399.6111.

Marr Agency wishes you and your family a happy, fun and safe Fourth of July!

OCNJ is the #1 Happiest Seaside Town

Coastal Living Magazine has named Ocean City, NJ, as the number one happiest seaside town in America in its June 2018 issue, and we couldn’t agree more.

The magazine describes OCNJ as pure Americana with a family-friendly vibe, wonderful boardwalk, beautiful beaches and historic district full of Victorian bungalows. No wonder everyone always has a smile on their face.

Check out the whole story here.

Know what else makes us happy? Fresh fruits and veggies! The OCNJ Farmer’s Market opened today and will be open every Wednesday from 8 am – 1 pm at the Tabernacle Grounds (6th St. & Asbury Ave.) through September 5. For more information call 609.399.1412.

2018 Ocean City Antique Auto Show & Boardwalk Parade

If you are into antique cars, you’ll want to check out the 2018 Ocean City Antique Auto Show & Boardwalk Parade taking place this Saturday, June 23, from 9 am – 2 pm on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle, 6th and Asbury Ave.

Come and see over 300 vintage vehicles at this event, now in its 63rd year.  A fun time for all ages, this event is free to the public, with a registration fee for automobile owners. To register, please visit jerseycape.aaca.com.  For more information call 609-399-6111.

Trophies will be presented at 1:30 pm, and there will be a boardwalk parade at 2 pm.

Modern Muscle Car Invasion in OCNJ 5/12/18

Start your Saturday, 5/12, by finding out if summer is coming early! We’re crossing our fingers that the answer is “yes.”

Martin Z. Mollusk, OCNJ’s resident hermit crab, will look for his shadow starting at 11 am on the 9th Street Beach. For more information about this event call 609.399.6111.

After, car fans will want to check out OCNJ’s first ever Modern Muscle Car Invasion happening on the boardwalk between 5th – 14th Streets, from noon to 5 pm.  Modern muscle cars such as Fords Chevys and Mopars will all be on display.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of the day. For more information regarding this event visit www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com or email blinkerfluidproductions@gmail.com.

Spring Weather is Arriving in OCNJ

It may not feel like it today, but we promise, Spring weather really is arriving in Ocean City, NJ! We got a nice taste of it this past Saturday – it was a wonderful day for cheering on the over 500 basset hounds that took over the boardwalk all dressed up!

Have you been to OCNJ in the Spring? It’s a great time visit! The crowds have not yet fully formed, and the weather is perfect for taking a long walk on the boardwalk, enjoying a bike ride or watching amazing sunsets along the bay. And if you are looking to squeeze in some extra fun for the little ones, the amusements are open on the weekends. Plus there’s so much going on in the spring in OCNJ. Here are just a few of the upcoming events:

Sat. April 21 & Sun. April 22: Spring Festival of Guaranteed American Handcrafts and Fine Art 

Sat. April 28 & April 29: Sports Memorabilia Show

Sat. May 5: Spring Block Party

Sat. May 12: Modern Muscle Car Invasion

Sat. May 19 and Sun May 20: “On Cloud Nine” Treasure Hunt

Need a place to stay? Just head to our website, or download our app (Marr Agency), to search for available rentals.  You can select your desired travel date and filter by number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location, amenities, and price.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call a Marr Agency agent at 609.399.7036.

Now that we are officially in Spring mode, you know what that means…Summer is not far behind!!!

Discounted Ride Tickets Now on Sale for a Limited Time

Planning to hit the amusements this summer in OCNJ? Right now both Gillian’s Wonderland Pier and Playland’s Castaway Cove are having a great sale, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on those tickets!

Gillian’s Wonderland Pier:

Tickets never expire at Gillian’s, an amusement park with 31 rides and attractions.  Purchase discounted tickets online at https://www.gillians.com or in person through 4/2 from noon – 6 pm daily at Stainton’s Shops located at 810 Asbury Avenue, or Wonderland Pier located at 6th and Boardwalk.

Playland’s Castaway Cove:

Ocean City’s oldest amusement park has a selection of over 32 rides. Half-price ride tickets are on sale online at https://oceancityfun.com/ticket-sales/,  or in person through 4/8, noon – 5 pm daily at 10th and Boardwalk (under the pirate ship). Tickets never expire.

And you don’t even need to wait until this summer to use them! Rides are already open on weekends at Gillian’s, and they open on weekends at Playland’s starting April 7!